Moynihan Family History

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Moynihan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muimhneacháin ‘descendant of Muimhneachán’, a diminutive of the byname Muimhneach ‘Munsterman’, i.e. someone belonging to the province of Munster. (In County Mayo this surname has sometimes been changed to Munster.)

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Monahan, Mohan, Counihan, Houlihan, Murnahan, Mollohan, Moonan

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Moynihan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Moynihan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Moynihan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland

    53%

  • England & Wales

    26%

  • Italy

    4%

  • Germanic Europe

    3%

  • France

    3%

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Moynihan Family Origin

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Moynihan Family Occupations

What did your Moynihan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Moynihan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Moynihan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Moynihan family was Day Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moynihan.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Day Laborer

    5%

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Moynihan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Moynihan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moynihan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Moynihan. For the veterans among your Moynihan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Moynihan Life Expectancy

What is the average Moynihan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Moynihan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Moynihan in 1944 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

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